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Custom Board & Executive Development Programs for Cooperatives

These custom programs are co-created with your key governance and executive leaders and the faculty of the Wisconsin Executive Education and the Center for Cooperatives at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The result is a unique and focused immersive development program that targets your cooperative’s most current governance and strategy challenges. This allows us to present programming that is directly applicable to your cooperative’s needs.

Whether you are looking for an immersive retreat held at the Fluno Center, UW’s premier executive residence facility, or at a venue of your choosing, we work with you to provide the programming and thought-leadership your board and executives need to lead your cooperative forward.

Our programs are intense and interactive, combining lecture, peer discussion and case studies with multiple individual and group activities for impactful and condensed learning.

We view cooperative leadership development as an ongoing process rather than a one-time event. As such, we strive to provide maximum flexibility in content selection, format, and delivery options to accommodate your dynamic needs.

Topics to address the unique challenges of cooperatives:

  • Board Governance Roles
  • Board Interactions (CEO, Management, Staff)
  • Strategy Formulation and Execution
  • Board Dynamics
  • Member Communications and Conflict Management
  • Decision-making, Influence, and Motivation
  • Cooperative Financial Acumen

Contacts for more information:
Courtney Berner
Executive Director
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
(608) 890-0966,

Jason Messer
Director of Outreach and Communications
Wisconsin School of Business Custom Executive Education
(608) 441-7352,

Custom Board & Executive Development Programs for Cooperatives brochure